Hrach | April 26th, 2010
Derrick's "The Weather Vane" Third Place
Last semester Junior studio under the instructor of Mehmet Dogu participated in Volkswagen facility pedestrian bridge competition as a part of their studio project. We are proud to announce that Derrick Tittle won the Third place and Logan Tuura got Honorary mention spot in that competition.
[ Hrach Burtoyan, issue_10, volume_1 ]
hamza hasan | April 26th, 2010
Tim Frank’s exhibit at MODA, titled Sense & Sustain -Ability, will close in a couple of days. Having been showcased for a month, Frank’s three projects concern the ideas of superimposition, infusion, and opposition. Using a variety of media, Tim presented three projects that were more than products, but exhibits of the breadth of the design process. From understanding the site in terms of climatology, using software like Ecotect, or depicting concrete in his models through his own clever mixture, Frank’s exhibition stayed true to its title. Sense and Sustain -Ability reassigned meaning to two terms that are too often misused.
In any case, words alone don’t do his exhibition justice. Enjoy select photographs and leave comments if you went or want to know more about his work, in which case you should see Tim Frank online.
[ hamza hansan, issue_10, volume_1 ]
Wade Cotton | April 19th, 2010
The idea of habitus in general can be described (as Wikipedia vaguely puts it), “a behavioral manifestation of the essential nature of a thing or a person.” More closely related to architecture is the definition put forth by Guiles Deleuze, relating to his idea of the plane of immanence, or the way a being inhabits itself and its space, as a network of experience differing person to person. Habitus, in the practice of everyday life, has many interesting facets. Read below for a muse on the subject.
[ habitus, issue_10, volume_1, wade cotton ]
Zach Brown | April 18th, 2010
The Plaza Theater, Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating cinema is currently showing something of a rare occurrence; a movie about the influence of architecture on the well being of and sustainability of communities. Showing from April 16th-22nd, Citizen Architecture: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio focuses on the life and legacy of Samuel Mockbee, the man who founded the Rural Studio , a design/build education program in 1993 based out of Auburn University . The film highlights also the creativity and passion of the students who have participated in the program and put in immeasurable effort into the improvements of rural Alabama communities. Through past interviews with the late architect Mockbee, his students, and the residents of these communities, the film brings forward the issues of social change, poverty, class, race , and citizenship and brings awareness of architecture’s role in these topics. //
[ design /build, issue_10, Rural Studio, volume_1, zach brown ]
may jensen | April 18th, 2010
A march is organized for today, Monday, April 18 at 1PM from the Rialto Theater to the Capitol to protest Georgia’s cut in funding for the arts. Fill out this petition and come support art in the state of Georgia.
Last Thursday the House Appropriations Committee voted to drastically reduce arts funding for the state and to disband the Georgia Council for the Arts. Their decision will have a major impact on numerous arts organizations within the state and Atlanta, especially at the grassroots level. The decision continues the state’s consistent reduction of arts funding: Just 4 years ago the state had about 4M budget for the arts, and last year that amount was down to 2M; this decision cuts that figure again to 250K! Most importantly, the decision implies that Georgia will be the only state without an Arts Agency- eliminating Georgia arts organizations from obtaining money from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information view: ajc article , Creative Loafing blog post, or Georgia Assembly of Community Art Agencies Home Page.
[ Arts, georgia, issue_10, merica may, public action, volume_1 ]